# Definitions and Synonyms of *differential* | Another word for *differential* | What is *differential? *

*Definition 1: a bevel gear that permits rotation of two shafts at different speeds; used on the rear axle of automobiles to allow wheels to rotate at different speeds on curves - [noun denoting artifact]*

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*(**differential* is a kind of ...) gears that mesh at an angle

*differential*is a kind of ...) gears that mesh at an angle

*Definition 2: a quality that differentiates between similar things - [noun denoting attribute]*

*(**differential* is a kind of ...) the quality of being unlike or dissimilar

*differential*is a kind of ...) the quality of being unlike or dissimilar

*"there are many differences between jazz and rock"**Definition 3: the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx - [noun denoting cognition]*

*Synonyms for differential in the sense of this definition*

*(**differential* is a kind of ...) problem solving that involves numbers or quantities

*differential*is a kind of ...) problem solving that involves numbers or quantities

*(... is a kind of **differential* ) the rate of change (at a point) of the angle between a curve and a tangent to the curve

*differential*) the rate of change (at a point) of the angle between a curve and a tangent to the curve

*(... is a kind of **differential* ) the derivative of a function of two or more variables with respect to a single variable while the other variables are considered to be constant

*differential*) the derivative of a function of two or more variables with respect to a single variable while the other variables are considered to be constant

*Definition 4: relating to or showing a difference - [adjective denoting pert]*

*Samples where differential or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*differential treatment*

*Definition 5: involving or containing one or more derivatives - [adjective denoting pert]*

*Samples where differential or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*differential equation*